Mtwapa Creek

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Mtwapa Creek
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Mtwapa Creek

This is a well protected and safe anchorage with good amenities for cruisers. A GOOD place to leave your boat for inland travel or a flight 'home'. Fuel and water is available on a dock. The shore-based resort is owned by a German ex-pat and security is good.

At the resort there is a friendly bar, restuarant, laundry facility and garbage disposal. Basic grocery stores are close by and, by arrangement with management, you can hitch a ride on the resort's minibus into Mombasa daily.




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  • Call Kenya Marineland (Mtwapa Creek) VHF 10


Entrance is through a dog's-leg channel through the outer reef - do not attempt entry in bad conditions (large swell or high winds) and in daylight only. The author found the relevant chart and beacons to be accurate. You should enter the channel on an almost high incoming tide as the current in the channel is strong. Once into the creek anchor off the restaurant on the bank to starboard - beware the overhanging power-line should you proceed beyond this point.

The resort and facilities is now leased and managed personally by an ex world cruising couple. Cruisers are VERY welcome. VHF channel 10 (call Kenya Marineland). Email


The resort management can arrange for a customs official to call on you at Mtwapa Creek for the cost of the taxi fare. Thereafter, proceed directly to Mombassa by road for immigration formalities.



Once into the creek anchor off the restaurant on the bank to starboard - beware the overhanging power-line should you proceed beyond this point.

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Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel and water is available from a dock at Kenya Marineland.

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